Apr 4, 2011

A Gift from Patrick...

Warning: one of the pictures posted is very disturbing to look at.

Maintenance workers pulling garbage out of a chute and into a compactor at a Newark apartment complex found the dog March 16 when they noticed one of the bags moving. The 1 year old Pit Bull was starved almost to death and is being called one of the worse cases of animal cruelty seen.

The Maintenance man took the dog the 24-hour Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., where the staff pumped fluids into him and wrapped him with heating blankets as he had no body temperature. He was given the name Patrick because he had survived into St Patrick's Day. You can read more about the woman perpetrator at the link under the last photograph. I refuse to put her face on my blog with Patrick. Patrick is growing better with each passing day and a movement to change animal cruelty laws has gained momentum in honor of Patrick.

There are so many animals that suffer abuse like this and need protection. Laws need to become extremely harsh to those who commit acts like this. On April 15-17th there is a nationwide event for everyone to participate in taking donations to a local animal shelter in your part of the woods. I am providing a list of things that are needed but you can call your local shelter and ask what specifically they need in order to help them out. You can also go to the Face book event by clicking this link:

Letters on Patrick's behalf can be faxed or mailed. The fax # is 973 242 4901 & the mailing address is

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

Veterans Courthouse

50 West market Street

Newark, NJ 07102

The name of the assigned Essex County Prosecutor is Carolyn Murray. Make your voice heard for Patrick and lets make sure this woman is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


Lists of items that shelters need:

From Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine

~ Financial Help

~ Volunteers

~ Flea Treatments
~ Canned Dog and Cat Food
~ Kitten food
~ Cat Litter
~ Postage Stamps
~ Photocopy paper
~ Bleach
~ Soaps: Dishwashing liquid, Comet/Ajax powder, Fantastik spray, Windex, Lysol Spray

~ Cleaning Supplies: Nylon-bristle brooms, Scrub Pads and Brushes, Sponges, Paper Towels, Cloth towels

~ Toys & Treats

~ For the Humans: Antibacterial Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Toilet cleaner, Toilet paper
~ Trash Bags
~ Latex Gloves

~ Newspapers

~ Dog houses, dog beds, and kennels.

Here are 10 common items that are welcome at many shelters:

• Blankets. Fleece blankets are especially good for pet bedding. They keep animals warm and comfortable, and hopefully make them feel at home in the shelter until they find a cozier permanent home.

• Plastic bags (with no holes!). Because doggy doo happens. We’re not sure how much of an effect the plastic bag ban in SF has had on shelters’ supplies of plastic bags, but we know that plastic bags are always welcome donation items.

• Heating pads (good condition, only). They’re used to comfort and keep newborn kittens, puppies, and wildlife infants warm.

• Cleaning supplies. Keeping shelters clean and sterile is a huge job. They are never at a loss for paper towels, large trash bags, bleach, dish and laundry detergent, buckets, mops, brooms, etc.

• Batteries. Some shelters need AA and AAA batteries to run their microchip scanners.

• Baby food. The strained meat variety is used to feed kittens.

• Latex and rubber gloves. For animal handling and cleaning purposes.

• Office supplies. Pens, pencils, staplers, etc, to be used for administrative purposes in the shelter offices or front desk.

• Other bathroom linens. Some shelters also take bath mats and fluffy toilet seat covers to line animal crates.

• Cell phones. Donate them in the name of your favorite participating animal shelter (or other good cause) at WirelessFundraiser.com. Participating shelters earn commission from cell phones that are donated in the name of their cause. The Web site allows donors to print a postage paid shipping label to send in their old phones.

Please take the time to donate supplies or even go online and donate to a shelter. Do it for Patrick and all the animals who need our help and protection.

Thanks You!

The motto of Maine Friends of Animals:

Silence is the Voice of complicity..Speak up for Animals




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